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William "Bill" Howard

June 22, 1955 — January 17, 2022

William "Bill" Howard

William “Bill” Howard, age 66, of Sugar Valley, passed away Monday afternoon January 17th in AdventHealth Redmond.

Bill was born June 22, 1955, in Gordon County, son of Florence Stanley Howard and the late William Harold Howard. He was employed with the CSX Railroad for 20 years prior to his retirement. Bill was a graduate of Calhoun High School “Class of 73”. He was an avid collector of all things interesting. He loved to help people and could fix anything. “The world has lost a good man”. Besides his father he was preceded in death by his grandson, Gabriel Howard.

He is survived by his mother, Florence S. Howard; his loving wife, Rita Parker Howard of Sugar Valley; one son, Daniel Howard and his wife Jennifer of Calhoun; three brothers, Steve Howard and his wife Joyce of Douglasville, Phillip Howard and his wife Jacque of Calhoun, and Jeff Howard and his wife Cindy of Calhoun; one sister, Gayle Hammontree of Rhode Island. The love of his life his granddaughter, Khloe “eee” Howard also survives.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be conducted Sunday January 23rd at 2pm from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Lowry officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2pm.

The family request that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Coulter Hampton Foundation @ P.O. Box 1334, Calhoun, Georgia, 30703.

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